Insurance for hosting is a mine-field. The point of difference between standard Landlord insurance and what an Airbnb host needs is embodied in 2 small words: SHORT STAY. While there are lots of Landlord insurance products out there, most of them won't allow short stay letting; Of those that do, some are very expensive, some have limitations surrounding number of days that you can let the property, some won't allow subletting - the devil is in the detail and that's why it can
Wouldn't it be great if your house was making you money while you're away! We all fantasise about this, but it requires some very good planning to do it successfully. Here's what I do: I was in Europe twice for 3 weeks at a time at the end of last year. On both occasions I just kept taking short stay bookings like I normally would if I was at home. On the last trip I had 5 lots of guests stay - I never met any of them! Most of them were back to back stays. To do this succes
Newsflash: (human insight) People won't read if they can look at a picture. So what do your pictures say about your property and how can you attract the eye of the beholder?
Here are my basic tips, and watch out for my next post on how to style your space! If you are listing on Airbnb, take advantage of the free photography offer.
Yes, that's right: It's totally FREE! You apply online and the photographer will contact you within a few days to arrange a time.
Many hosts are reporting a slow-down in bookings right now. The consensus seems to be that there is an imbalance in supply & demand as a result of the runaway success of AirBnb's Host Acquisition program. So what can you do about it? Here are 7 tips to kick-start your enquiries: 1 Change your lead picture. Do it weekly to prevent viewing fatigue (guests skipping over your property because they've seen it before) 2 Change the title of your property listing - same logic as